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O/T Record-breaking marlin catch disqualified

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by MGeslock, Jun 22, 2010.

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  1. MGeslock

    MGeslock TS Member

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    The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Board of Directors has unanimously determined that they have no choice but to disqualify the 883-pound blue marlin caught on June 14, 2010.


    After interviewing members of the crew of the fishing vessel “Citation," review of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament rules, consulting the division of Marine Fisheries as well as the North Carolina Attorney General’s office, the Board agreed there had been a violation of tournament rules but the violation did not involve “dishonesty” or “cheating” on the part of the owners or angler of the “Citation."


    The rule violation involves the “mate” not having a Coastal Recreational Fishing License, which is required by North Carolina law and by the Tournament. Participants and crew were reminded of the license requirement at the Captains meeting prior to the Tournament. The mate engaged in fishing activities without a valid license and later obtained a license at 5:51 pm while heading to the weigh station. The fish was boated at 3:16 pm.


    "It is an unfortunate situation for the crew of 'Citation' as well as the Tournament itself but for the integrity of the Tournament, Big Rock had no choice but to enforce the rules and disqualify the fish," the Board said in a press release Tuesday.


    Because of this disqualification, The Big Rock Board of Directors declare Carnivore in 1st Place with their 528.3-pound blue marlin and in second Place Wet-N-Wild with their 460-pound blue marlin.
     
  2. blkcloud

    blkcloud Active Member

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    that's what happens when you hire dumb asses to work for you...
     
  3. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    What was left out of the article was that 1st prize was almost $1,000,000. After the disqualifacation of Citation the money went to Carnivore. For the want of a $15 fishing license a million dollars was lost.


    Eric
     
  4. Kevin Fleming

    Kevin Fleming Active Member

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    I think the Capt is the real DA. You think the charter was pee'd?? (If it was a working boat). real shame to kill a fish like that for $0.00
     
  5. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    If you want to play the game, you need to learn the rules first.

    In Las Vegas, if you pulled a $1,000,000.00 slot jackpot while you're one day under age, you'll not get even one penny from it.

    Wonder if the fisher man will get a fine for fishing without a license at the time of catch.
     
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